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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Articles

Bend it like Bankstown

Sunday Telegraph, 20/06/2010  If you're in Western Sydney and you hear someone yell 'SHOOT', you're probably at a soccer game. Western Sydney often gets a bad rap, but the World Cup shows just what an incredible place it is. Nine players – or more than a third of the... read more...


All aboard the Tony Abbott time machine

Sunday Telegraph, 23/05/2010 Politics has a funny way of repeating itself. Twenty-five years ago a Labor Government introduced a super profits tax on the oil and gas industry and the Liberal Party voted against it. Sound familiar? At the time the Liberal Party said it... read more...


Not all heroes wear their undies on the outside.

  Sunday Telegraph, 25/04/2010 Bruce Kingsbury was a real estate agent from Melbourne. Keith Botterill was a textile worker from Sydney. They never knew each other but they shared a common bond. They were two ordinary blokes who did extraordinary things. Bruce joined the... read more...


Why learning to read and write is more important than ever before

Sunday Telegraph, 04/04/2010 A bloke called Thomas Clare was arrested on the streets of Dublin 180 years ago and shipped off to Australia. His heinous crime? Stealing books. I think it's a great story. He was sent to the other end of the earth for wanting to read, and now... read more...


The Great Pretender

Sunday Telegraph, 28/02/2010 Remember Weekend at Bernie's? That wacky 80's movie where two blokes drag around a dead guy, pretending he is alive. Bernie goes to parties, plays monopoly and rides in a boat. The charade works and everyone falls for it. Tony Abbott is also... read more...


Keep Australia Working

Blog post on ALP.com.au More than 8 million Americans have lost their job in the past 12 months. In Spain unemployment has rocketed up from 8.8 per cent to over 19. In Europe unemployment has hit 10 per cent for the first time in more than a decade. Worldwide 27 million... read more...


Why Tony Abbott is a political base jumper

Sunday Telegraph, 31/01/2010 Base jumping is about as extreme as it gets. It's exciting. It's dangerous. You can't turn away when you see it on TV, probably because you know one day it's going to end badly. Tony Abbott is a political base jumper. Think about it: Base... read more...


This was the most important day of the year for our country

Sunday Telegraph, 29/11/09 It has been a corker of a year in Federal politics. Leadership challenges, climate change deniers, sauce bottle shakers and a little bloke called Godwin. It was also the year the Rudd Government held the economy together and the Liberals tore... read more...


Tackling the skills shortage with a Kickstart

Sunday Telegraph, 1/11/09 It's not often you meet a bloke named Kevin. A couple of months ago I met two in the same place. Kev the PM from Queensland and Kev the builder from Bankstown.The Prime Minister was in Bankstown to talk about jobs. Kev the builder told him the... read more...


Bring back that special Sunday afternoon in Spring

Sunday Telegraph, 04/10/09 Last Friday something terrible happened to me. On the eve of the big game between the Bulldogs and the Eels, I was accused by another Sydney newspaper of being a dogs fan. Now the Bulldogs are a great team, but they're not my team. I bleed blue... read more...